By Max Clarke

An emergency debate has been called today, Wednesday, in the House of Commons into whether there should be a public inquiry into the latest phone hacking scandal.

While tabloid journalists’ practice of phone hacking is not new, targets had largely been the rich and famous and invasions to their privacy was met with little public sympathy.

The latest fiasco, however, has generated a storm of public outrage as the targets of News of the World’s sleuthing are purported include murdered Schoolgirl Milly Dowler as well as innocent victims of the 7/7 bombings. Adding to the scandal are allegations that the Metropolitan Police may have been complicit in underhand exchanges of information to the tabloid for 5 figure sums.

The emergency debate was called by Labour MP Chris Bryant on Tuesday.

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